Cucumber 'La Diva'

Cucumber 'La Diva' is a brilliant mini cucumber, the size of a large cigar. It's an easy-to-grow, absolutely delicious and prolific variety. More
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Cucumber 'La Diva' is a brilliant mini cucumber, the size of a large cigar. This is perfect for crudites. My children love this, quartered lengthways for dipping into smoked mackerel pate and humus. It's an easy-to-grow, absolutely delicious and prolific variety.

Genus Cucumis sativus
Variety La Diva
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Cucumber
Soil Type Neutral
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist
Height Up to 1.8m (6ft) tall
Spacing As soon as the roots fill their first pot, if the frosts are over, plant them out about 30cm (12in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in Feb-March to be ready to go out when the frosts finish in May. Sow them individually, vertically down (to prevent rotting) into 3in/7.5cm pots. Germinate at unusually high temperatures of at least 21C/70F (at 24C/75F you'll get quicker germination). Seedlings should appear in just over a week. Harden off and plant out in late May.
Care Tips They are climbers so give some support. Water well, and dig in a good lot of compost when planting out. Regular picking promotes further growth.
Harvesting You'll be eating the fruits by the end of July. If you keep picking, they'll go on producing into the autumn, and finish in October. This cucumber grows to about 20-25cm long.
Cooking Notes Make soup and pickles if you have a glut
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  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
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Reviewed 1st August 2014 by Jess

This is my first year growing this variety of cucumber and no doubt it will be the first of many... produces lovely, crisp fruit perfect for summer salads and keeps well in the fridge once picked.